Bychkov’s Masterly Control of the Remarkable Bayreuth Festival Orchestra is the Glory of this Parsifal

22/08/2019

Bayreuth Festival 2019 [3] -Wagner, ParsifalSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 15.8.2019. (JPr)

Elena Panktratova (Kundry) and Andreas Schager (Parsifal)
(c) Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

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In Edinburgh Breaking the Waves Restores Faith in Opera as an Art Form

21/08/2019

Edinburgh International Festival [12] – Missy Mazzoli, Breaking the Waves: Soloists, Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 21.8.2019. (SRT)

Sydney Mancasola (Bess) and Duncan Rock (Jan) (c) James Glossop

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Piotr Beczala is the Shining Knight at Bayreuth in Yuval Sharon’s Lohengrin

19/08/2019

Bayreuth Festival 2019 [2] – Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 14.8.2019. (JPr)

Lohengrin final scene (c) Enrico Nawrath

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Tobias Kratzer’s Novel and Compelling New Bayreuth Tannhäuser

18/08/2019

Bayreuth Festival 2019 – Wagner, Tannhäuser [1]: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 13.8.2019. (JPr)

Tannhäuser Act II (c) Enrico Nawrath

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A Warmly Observed, Humane Eugene Onegin in Edinburgh

16/08/2019

Edinburgh International Festival [7] – Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Komische Oper Berlin / Ainārs Rubiķis (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 15.8.2019. (SRT)

Günter Papendell and Asmik Grigorian (c) Ryan Buchanan

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Lady Jane Steals the Show in Forebear! Theatre’s Performance of Patience

15/08/2019

Gilbert & Sullivan, Patience: Forbear! Theatre; National Festival Orchestra / William Remmers (conductor), Harrogate, Royal Hall, Yorkshire. 8.8.2019. (RJW)

Bunthorne, Patience, Maidens & Dragoons © Jane Stokes

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Westminster Gets its Ethereal Match

15/08/2019

Gilbert & Sullivan, Iolanthe: New London Opera Group / Alex Carpenter (conductor), Harrogate, Royal Hall, Yorkshire  9.8.2019. (RJW)

Act I Finale; The Chancellor confronts the Fairy Queen © Jane Stokes

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An Uneven Madama Butterfly at the San Sebastián Quincena Musical

14/08/2019

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Easo Choir, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra / Giuseppe Finzi (conductor), Kursaal Auditorium, San Sebastián, 13.8.2019. (JMI)

Madama Butterfly (c) Iñigo Ibáñez/Quincena Musical 2019

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